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Book Banning has existed in America since colonial times, when legislatures and royal governors enacted laws against blasphemy and seditious libel. Legislatures in the early American republic passed laws against obscenity. Though freedom of the press has grown significantly over the course of the twentieth century, book banning and related forms of censorship have persisted due to cyclical concerns about affronts to cultural, political, moral, and religious orthodoxy.

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twain, mark, 1835-1910
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Universal Library
by Adolf Hitler
texts
eye 440,048
favorite 160
comment 22
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
California Digital Library
by Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919; Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915
texts
eye 89,896
favorite 168
comment 3
Publisher's green and red illustrated cloth over boards; illustrated endpapers. Plate detached
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Wizards
Project Gutenberg
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
texts
eye 41,414
favorite 25
comment 1
Book from Project Gutenberg: Ulysses Library of Congress Classification: PR Note: This eBook is based on the pre-1923 print editions. Note: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(novel)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 38,711
favorite 69
comment 5
Special Collections copy 1 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold and black; upper board partially detached. Gift of Wilbur Jordan Smith. Printed and illustrated label, Paul Jordan Smith, on upper paste-down. 2 other printed labels on upper paste-down, indicating copy 1 is "second issue...with the frontispiece on verso of the half-title, and the first page of Contents printed on the verso of the leaf of Preface." Special Collections copy 2 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
California Digital Library
texts
eye 30,935
favorite 25
comment 1
Spec. Coll. copy 1: Green cloth over boards, blocked in gold and black, in case. Ex libris Olive Percival. Gift of Jo Swerling
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
texts
eye 29,437
favorite 27
comment 0
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Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946; Neill, John R. (John Rea), ill
texts
eye 29,195
favorite 31
comment 2
Also includes ''The story of Topsy'' from Uncle Tom's Cabin
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Source: bplill
California Digital Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
texts
eye 25,539
favorite 8
comment 0
Slocum and Cahoon
New York Public Library
by Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932; Bransom, Paul, 1885- ill
texts
eye 24,848
favorite 32
comment 1
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Animals
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Smith, Adam, 1723-1790
texts
eye 22,265
favorite 15
comment 0
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Topic: Economics
New York Public Library
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, ill
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eye 17,335
favorite 62
comment 0
A collection of tales taken from German folklore and immortalized by the brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
texts
eye 17,284
favorite 7
comment 0
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Books to Borrow
by Park, Barbara; Brunkus, Denise, illustrator
texts
eye 16,167
favorite 17
comment 1
Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2000
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: School field trips, Farms, Fear, School field trips, Farms, Fear, Farms, Fear, School field trips
Internet Archive Books
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 15,228
favorite 15
comment 0
Topics: Coal miners, Married women, Mothers and sons, Possessiveness
California Digital Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957
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eye 14,692
favorite 3
comment 0
California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
texts
eye 14,591
favorite 9
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Chopin, Kate, 1851-1904
texts
eye 14,177
favorite 6
comment 0
New York Public Library
texts
eye 13,275
favorite 5
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
texts
eye 12,041
favorite 8
comment 0
Topics: Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction
Internet Archive Books
by Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880; Ranous, Dora Knowlton, 1859-1916
texts
eye 11,911
favorite 3
comment 0
Universal Library
by D. H. Lawrence
texts
eye 11,757
favorite 1
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
texts
eye 11,058
favorite 0
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878
texts
eye 9,900
favorite 3
comment 0
New York Public Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Kemble, E. W. (Edward Windsor), 1861-1933, ill
texts
eye 9,801
favorite 2
comment 0
The adventures of a young boy and a run-away slave as they float down the Mississippi on a raft
Topics: Boys -- Missouri, Missouri -- Fiction, Mississippi River -- Fiction
Universal Library
texts
eye 9,790
favorite 4
comment 0
Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
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Cunha Intermediate School
by Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956; Shepard, Ernest H. (Ernest Howard), 1879-1976, ill
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eye 9,307
favorite 8
comment 1
The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Toys, Toys
Source: halfmoonbayschool
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
texts
eye 8,182
favorite 3
comment 0
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New York Public Library
texts
eye 7,146
favorite 4
comment 0
Microfilm
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
texts
eye 6,806
favorite 3
comment 0
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Topics: Meat industry and trade -- Fiction, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 6,747
favorite 1
comment 0
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Books to Borrow
by Allende, Isabel
texts
eye 6,224
favorite 36
comment 1
Translation of: La casa de los espíritus
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Authors, Chilean, Chilean literature, Spanish American literature, Women authors, Chilean
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950
texts
eye 6,217
favorite 5
comment 0
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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
texts
eye 6,068
favorite 4
comment 1
31
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
California Digital Library
by Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809
texts
eye 5,704
favorite 6
comment 0
Topics: Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797, France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Causes, Great Britain -- Politics...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
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eye 5,406
favorite 1
comment 1
26 35
( 1 reviews )
Boston Public Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Rodker, John, 1894-1955, publisher; Darantière, Maurice, printer; Egoist Press, publisher
texts
eye 5,379
favorite 11
comment 0
"This edition is limited to 2000 copies on handmade paper numbered from 1 to 2000"--Prelim. p. [9]
Topics: City and town life, Married people, Jewish men, Artists
California Digital Library
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864; George H. Doran Company. (1920) bkp CU-BANC; Thomson, Hugh, 1860-1920; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951
texts
eye 5,341
favorite 4
comment 0
California Digital Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916; R. & R. Clark (Edinburgh)
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eye 5,281
favorite 4
comment 0
Sweet Collection
New York Public Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 5,202
favorite 0
comment 0
The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town in the early nineteenth century
Topics: Boys -- Missouri, Mississippi River -- Fiction
Duke University Libraries
by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
texts
eye 5,091
favorite 6
comment 0
v. 1. The fellowship of the ring.--v. 2. The two towers.--v. 3. The return of the king
Project Gutenberg
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
texts
eye 5,072
favorite 5
comment 0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Heart of Darkness Library of Congress Classification: PR
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Brehm, Worth, 1883-1928; Hart, James David, 1911-
texts
eye 5,034
favorite 2
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
texts
eye 5,021
favorite 2
comment 0
California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
texts
eye 4,975
favorite 0
comment 1
( 1 reviews )
Juvenile Historical Collection
by Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946
texts
eye 4,917
favorite 16
comment 1
At head of title: The only authorized American edition
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Sambo (Fictitious character), Children
Books to Borrow
by Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
texts
eye 4,817
favorite 39
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
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Topics: Evolution, Natural selection
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 4,464
favorite 2
comment 0
Banned Books
by Jack London
texts
eye 4,299
favorite 2
comment 0
Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=xFIYAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
American Libraries
texts
eye 4,113
favorite 1
comment 0
cat
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Massó Torrents, Jaime, 1863-
texts
eye 4,039
favorite 2
comment 0
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Banned Books
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951; Jean Hersholt Collection of Sinclair Lewis (Library of Congress) DLC; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
texts
eye 4,001
favorite 0
comment 0
Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Middle-aged men, Businessmen, Conformity
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=GS8a_qv3e6IC&oe=UTF-8
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
texts
eye 3,822
favorite 1
comment 0
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Project Gutenberg
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
texts
eye 3,815
favorite 2
comment 0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Kim Library of Congress Classification: PR
California Digital Library
texts
eye 3,810
favorite 1
comment 0
California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916; Mitchill, Theodore Clarence, 1866-
texts
eye 3,789
favorite 0
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Aristophanes; Zévort, Charles Marie, 1816-1887
texts
eye 3,713
favorite 2
comment 0
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Books to Borrow
by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
texts
eye 3,699
favorite 13
comment 0
"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
Internet Archive Books
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 3,534
favorite 5
comment 0
This adaption of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been made to present the original story in a way that can be more easily understood by the modern reader. A few episodes have been abridged or omitted. In addition, some of the language has been brought up to date
Topics: Readers for new literates, Readers for new literates
California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 3,524
favorite 1
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
texts
eye 3,513
favorite 0
comment 0
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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
texts
eye 3,318
favorite 0
comment 0
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New York Public Library
by Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
texts
eye 3,218
favorite 4
comment 0
Topic: Fairy tales
Banned Books
by Clemens,Samuel L.
texts
eye 3,092
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
texts
eye 3,064
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: City and town life -- Minnesota Fiction, Married women -- Minnesota Fiction
Internet Archive Books
by Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
texts
eye 2,903
favorite 4
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351-352])
Topics: Political corruption, Capitalism
California Digital Library
by Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
texts
eye 2,790
favorite 0
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 2,725
favorite 1
comment 0
"Third impression"
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
texts
eye 2,715
favorite 3
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 2,705
favorite 0
comment 1
26 35
( 1 reviews )
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
texts
eye 2,669
favorite 1
comment 0
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California Digital Library
by Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
texts
eye 2,633
favorite 3
comment 0
California Digital Library
texts
eye 2,592
favorite 2
comment 0